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I have a 1974 BMW R90/6 motorcycle. I rebuilt the transmission,

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I have a 1974 BMW R90/6 motorcycle. I rebuilt the transmission, replaced the neutral switch with BMW part # ***** the speedo and tach pod with instrument lights was replaced with one of unknown origin. The problem I am having is the neutral light is off in neutral and on in every gear.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.


I think you got a newer switch.
The connection terminals point up or sideways?
the newer switch works backwards and grounds in gear.
The right switch should only ground when in neutral.
Big mixup with switches and the thickness
of spacing washers is very important.
older switch: